Tuesday, June 30, 2009
... but what's become of your hair, he that once was superman?
Is it sad that I share this lady internal dialogue- without the decorative bowls part- but with all the should I be checking my blogs, my twitter, my email, watching videos or reading the actual news (rarely), what's a girl to do with every free internet moment? I'm in a constant state of useless information overload.
CPB has decided to expose itself. Whatever you tweet, blog or rant about them is now on their beta site. You have to say, they have guts for putting up the good, the bad and the ugly. Here's a link to the site to see for yourself.
Eine's lettering incorporated into archival photographs that champion the actions of those who stand up to the status quo and create cultural and political movements. The exhibit is playing at the Carmichael Gallery in Cali, if anyone's interested.
Monday, June 29, 2009
WELCOME TO OUR
BY FRANK FERRI
You sure look the part. Short beard, tight-fitting thrift-store shirt, slim-fit jeans and large-framed glasses that scream "I'm hip!" I should hire you on appearance alone. But legally, I can't. Besides, there's a lot more to our shop than how we look and dress.
Our culture is very important. We have a culture. No red tape. No corporate layers. No bureaucratic bullshit. But it's not anarchy. It's a meritocracy, with tons of optimism and zero racism. We like diversity. My girlfriend is a pansexual black woman who was raised by Nepalese parents on the Stockholm Archipelago. She was educated in Perth before coming to the States via pneumatic tube.
We're a shop. Not an agency, not a firm − a shop. Other acceptable terms are "boutique interactive solutions studio pad," "branding house," or "post-branding branding garage."
That's another thing, we add "post" as a prefix to words − especially when interfacing with clients. Post-media, post-Internet solutions, etc. If you can't do that, then you're post-employed. Kidding. I'm a creative-type, I say creative things like that.
We drink coffee all day. We brew it in our retro-style kitchen, which is ironic. Post-ironic even.
We're post-Internet web strategists. And we only use Macs. We've got one PC, spray-painted silver. While working, we wear earphones and listen to post-stringed guitar neo-punk by an obscure meta-artist.
...check out the rest here.
I always find it interesting when advertising creates its own world. In the world of true blood vampires exist, as do they in true blood's advertising campaign. Using partnerships with existing brands, True Blood targets the vampires among us. I think it's pretty smart stuff.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Gawker recently started running juicy excerpts from the accidental billionaires- or the story of facebook founding- which includes this charming bit about banging groupies in bathroom stalls.
"Zuckerberg himself remains distant, a robot in a fleece. How strange, then, to see this cipher getting freaky with a coed in a bathroom. Rendering Zuckerberg and [co-founder Eduardo] Saverin as campus studs, Mezrich shows them turning out groupies in adjacent stalls."
On the plus side, no longer are jocks the be all and end all of studliness. No longer do you have to be a rock star to have girls throw themselves at you. It may be due to future gold-digging potential or perhaps even their digital prowess, but geeks are kind of hot right now. Look at Julia Allison, she's made all the techie rounds and then some. Perhaps, that long lost movie "revenge of the nerds" was right afterall.
And maybe, just maybe the geeks shall inherit the earth.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
"Brooke Greenberg the size of an infant. The mind capacity of a toddler. All at sixteen years of age."-abcnews
A couple days ago, I finally got around to watching the curious case of benjamin button, and it had be wondering about life stages and the expectations we all have about how our mind,body and personalities will age. Only when see an oddity; aging not behaving as usual, do we recognize how ingrained each stage is.
That's why cases like Brooke Greenberg are so fascinating. Brooke Greenberg has doctors baffled. The years pass but neither her body or her mind ages, at least not as one would expect. While she is not entirely a fountain of youth, some parts are developing and aging, allbeit slowly. There's never been a case like her before. Her mother has taken to conceiving her daughters years in terms of months, while Brooke's body doesn't age, Brooke's mother is convinced that her personality changes. According to her, Brooke has the rebellious nature of a sixteen year old.
One of my pet peeves with Benjamin Button was that while the trappings of physical aging were addressed in some awe-inspiring ways, the mentality of the character through the years didn't always full reflect stages of life: he didn't talk like a child, when he was child or a teenager as a teenager. But perhaps, the lines aren't so clear and aging in many ways is a matter of perspective.
A story about brooke is airing this Friday on 20/20, if anyone is curious.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Jon & Kate +8+reality tv= divorce
Carmen Electra+Dave Navarro+ reality wedding= divorce
Britney Spears+ kFed+ reality special= divorce
Travis Barker + Shannon Moakler+ reality shit show= divorce
Petere Andre+ Katie Price+ reality show/soft corn porn= divorce
Danny Bonaduce + that other redhead+ reality/intervention show= divorce
Hulk knows best+ Linda+ hulktastic reality smackdown= divorce
Brett Micheals/Flava Flave/Ray J/New York/Daisy/ Bachelor/Bachelorette/+random other
+fake marriage= divorce.
Am I missing any?
Not a winning formula for love, but at least it works for ratings.